Posts Tagged ‘covenants’
Is my marriage vow valid since I did not marry out of love but out of fear?
Question: I married my brother’s widow after God spoke to several pastors and the widow herself that I must marry her. She has four children. The problem with this marriage is that my wife has a lot of feelings and I don’t have any. When we want to have sex, I must think of anything that…Read More
If a guy is drunk at his wedding, is he really married?
Question: My “soulmate” had gotten himself in a messy situation about ten years ago. We had been dating but had split due to distance. While I was gone he started seeing another girl (at the time he was 18) whom he slept with. When I returned, however, he told me that it was me he…Read More
Your article on circumcision helped me understand the importance of baptism as a sign of the covenant
Question: Our Sunday School group is studying the book of Romans. In searching for a deeper understanding of why God told Abraham to circumcise his household, I came across your article on circumcision. I feel the article was very helpful to me to understand this sign of the covenant that God made with Abraham. And I…Read More
Introduction: Nothing But the Blood of Jesus I. Our first question is based on Hebrews 9:22, “And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.” 1. The question is, “Why blood?” 2. If I wanted to clean something, blood is not the first thing that…Read More
Is a marriage only bound after sex?
Question: I had a question I was hoping you could help me with. Often the debate is focused on the major problem area when it comes to the marriage, divorce, and remarriage debate, which is the divorce and remarriage. But there doesn’t seem to be a large pool of information on the marriage side. What…Read More
How did David get forgiveness and why is it different after Christ’s death?
Question: How did King David get forgiveness and why is it different after Christ’s death? Answer: First, let’s make it clear that David lived under a different covenant with God than we do today. See “Why We Don’t Follow the Old Testament” for details. Still, there are similarities, which should be expected since both the…Read More
The Importance of Covenants – Part II
The Importance of Covenants – Part 3The Importance of Covenants – Part 4 Text: Jeremiah 31:31-34 I. Covenants play a major role throughout the Scriptures. A. These are not promises, such as to be somewhere next week. Nor are they just solemn oaths. B. Covenants create a binding relationship between people, much like a treaty. II. Parts of…Read More
The Importance of Covenants – Part I
The Importance of Covenants – Part 1The Importance of Covenants – Part 2 Text: Genesis 9:9-17 I. People have lost their understanding of covenants. People really don’t understand them or their importance. A. In part, it is because we don’t honor our word as we once did as a people. 1. Like New Year resolutions, they only…Read More
Am I married?
Question: OK. Well, let me provide some background information. I am a believer. I met a girl who is also a believer. We became boyfriend and girlfriend. During the relationship, we would talk about marriage and getting married and the intent of the relationship was to one day get married. We would say things like…Read More
Back To Basics: Covenants
by Frank Jamerson When brethren make such statements as: “Jesus did not come to establish a covenant which was different from any previous arrangements,” and “Jesus is the covenant victim, not a covenant maker or law-maker,” it indicates a dire need to get back to basics. When men are confused about the difference between the…Read More